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State Department puts Keystone XL Pipeline project on hold




A protestor against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline climbs on a Keith Haring sculpture as he demonstrates outside of the W Hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser on October 25, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
A protestor against the construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline climbs on a Keith Haring sculpture as he demonstrates outside of the W Hotel where U.S. President Barack Obama was holding a fundraiser on October 25, 2011 in San Francisco, California.
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The State Department announced on Friday that it would delay its decision on the always controversial Keystone XL Pipeline project. And in Washington, holding off on an answer is having a political effect on both sides of the aisle. 

Bob King is the energy and transportation editor for Politico and he joins the show to discuss.